Captain No Beard Series Review and Book Giveaway

The girls have reviewed a number of Carole P. Roman's books over the past few years. We adore her "If you Were Me and Lived In..." book series--and wanted to share her Captain No Beard series of books today. Additionally--we would like to offer one reader the opportunity to win a set of Captain No Beard books at the end of this post. We did receive complimentary copies of these books; but, were not compensated for our reviews. All opinions are our own. A Little About the Captain No Beard stories...  

Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis

Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the Aurora Borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky? A charming, engaging tale about doing what's right, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the latest installment in Carole P. Roman's award-winning pirate series.

Stuck in the Doldrums: A Captain No Beard Story

When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever. Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers that's it's important to cooperate and share your belongings. The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.

Stranger on the High Seas

Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!

Fribbet The Frog and the Tadpoles

Fribbet's gone missing! The crew searches for the excitable frog and finally find him troubled and crying in the stern. Fribbet is very upset, and it's up to Captain No Beard and the crew to find out what's wrong. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination.

The Crew Goes Coconuts 

There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it's not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie's friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.

Pepper Parrots Problem with Patience 

The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crew member, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.

Our Reviews:  These are fun stories for children--written to both illustrate the imaginative play of children playing a make-believe, pirate game and teach moral lessons. Younger children will enjoy the colorful illustrations and the story lines--and parents will enjoy the opportunities to teach a valuable lesson about right and wrong, sharing, coping skills, helping others and more--with some science and vocabulary thrown in as well!  The stories are short, the illustrations are consistently bright, colorful and full of attention-grabbing detail--and every story helps parents slip in an age-appropriate discussion of a valuable life skill or lesson.

You may read the review of the first two books in the series here.

Would we recommend Captain No Beard stories?  These stories may be used as read along stories for parents and teachers to share with young children or as read alone stories for young readers.  We do think that the books provide great starting points to discuss vocabulary, concepts, emotions, and skills vital to a child's development.   We would recommend them for pirate fans--but, these books are fun and educational for any child (boy or girl) still interested in make-belief!

About the Author 

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series.

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